Warm & Fuzzy–Week Nine

Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth.

–Menachem Begin

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A Family Resemblance–Week Four

“As they shook hands, Conrad noticed Louis’ blue eyes and a powerful feeling struck him in the chest. He’d never seen those liquid blue eyes before…except behind his father’s spectacles…and in the mirror.

Conrad, The Last Lord of Paradise––Generation Five”
― Vivian LeMay


Do you have family photos? Which ancestor do you or your children resemble the most?

Week four – Find family members who maintain an uncanny resemblance!

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Achievements — Week 1

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.

–Wayne Dyer

As you begin your new year, write about a favorite achievement that inspired you or made a significant difference in your life. Continue reading “Achievements — Week 1”

My Tales — A Writing Challenge to Preserve Family Memories

Who wants to preserve family memories for those who follow in our footsteps?

As I reflect on this past year of my writing challenge, 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, I have a sense of pride and a sense of accomplishment. For once this challenge ends, I will have 52+ stories about my family. Through this writing adventure, I have discovered so much about my ancestors and even a little about myself, and I hate to see it end!   Now, I have created a new writing challenge for 2018, but this time, I believe writers should also include more personal narratives to add their family history. To keep me moving forward on this journey, I have started a new writing challenge called My Tales. It would be fun to have family bloggers join in with this writing adventure. Who is with me? Continue reading “My Tales — A Writing Challenge to Preserve Family Memories”